Some routers have USB port for connecting storage device.I am searching for a (consumer/home) WiFi router which can download and seed torrent (directly to the storage device connected to the router via USB port) through router's UI or router management app(Android or ios app).i.e. Xiaomi mi router 3 can download torrent but cannot seed after completing download.Which router can also seed torrent after downloading.

  • Out of curiosity, why do you want to do this on the router?
    – JMY1000
    Commented Jul 4, 2018 at 15:04
  • @JMY1000 Downloading and seeding torrent is time consuming,I don't want to run computer for such a long time only for torrenting.Since router is always on, so if this job can be done with router that would be awesome.
    – DAF
    Commented Jul 6, 2018 at 8:59
  • What about a small and low power computer like the Raspberry Pi Zero?
    – JMY1000
    Commented Jul 6, 2018 at 13:27

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You can get any of the routers which support the Tomato Open-source Router Firmware. This firmware includes in it the Transmission BitTorrent client which can do just about anything torrent...

I'd recommend specifically the AdvancedTomato breed of the Tomato firmware which improves a lot in the UI and looks of it.

Here is a list of routers it is available for https://advancedtomato.com/downloads, but if you want good performance take something - at least a bit - powerful. I think that the Netgear R7000 or the ASUS RT-AC66U or pretty good choice.

Below is a screenshot of the BitTorrent Client section if the UI: enter image description here


Basically all routers which you can flash with open-source router firmware (OpenWRT, Tomato, ...) will be able to do this. Once it's open source you can install any program you like, and there are plenty of torrent clients with commandline or web interfaces.


Asus RT-N66U Does have the same feature you are looking for.
I hope it will give you the same feeling as if you are downloading/uploading and seeding on your pc/laptop and moreover, it gives you more control over network.
following link contains more information about the router
Asus RT-N66U

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